Connecting Our City
The West Louisville FoodPort is poised to become one of the most transformative urban reinvestment projects of the decade. On a 24-acre campus at 30th and West Market Streets in West Louisville, the FoodPort will locate food-related businesses in one place where they can buy food from local farmers and hire neighbors for jobs. Designed by world-renowned architecture firm OMA, the FoodPort will unite Louisville with a state-of-the-art landmark that spurs economic activity in a historic, but under-invested section of our city. The entire project invests over $25 million into the community.
The West Louisville FoodPort project operates on core values articulated by the project team and the West Louisville FoodPort Community Council: transparency, honesty, inclusiveness, collaboration and sustainability.
Serving Our Community
The FoodPort is good for farmers, businesses, and the greater Louisville community.
- Tenants will include farmers, educator, distributors, food processors, startups, and retailers.
- Businesses and individuals can buy more local food – and regional farmers can sell more of what they grow – in one place.
- The FoodPort will bring over 300 jobs and is committed to filling as many of those jobs as possible with people from West Louisville.
- The FoodPort will provide space for classes on cooking, nutrition and gardening, both indoors and at its 2-acre demonstration farm.
- The site and two large public plazas will include walking paths, play spaces, and public space for gatherings, public markets, concerts and other events.
- Investments in sustainability will include solar power, geothermal energy, and using rainwater for irrigation and water needs.
- Retail spaces will be rented to stores selling food for workers, neighbors, and others attracted to the site.
- Increased presence of employees, neighbors, and visitors will bring restaurants and food markets to life on the busy Market Street corridor.
The FoodPort is being developed by Seed Capital KY, a non-profit organization, in partnership with Louisville Metro, the West Louisville FoodPort Community Council, and for-profit and non-profit partners. We would love to have you join this effort.
- Fund the FoodPort. We are looking for grant funding, investment, and loans.
- Locate your business at the FoodPort. You’ll have access to space in a state-of-the-art building, shared resources, and a positive, bustling community.
- Come to community events, and spread the word. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for details, and reach out to us with ideas at info [at] seedcapitalky.org.